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Compare 70/32 and 40/30

1st number: 2 6/32, 2nd number: 1 10/30

70/32 is greater than 40/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 30 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 15 = 480,
    70/32 = 70 × 15/32 × 15 = 1050/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 16 = 480,
    40/30 = 40 × 16/30 × 16 = 640/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/480 > 640/480 or 70/32 > 40/30

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